Advanced Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

24_37i/2012Nanopores: A Novel Self-Ordered Sub-10 nm Nanopore Template for Nanotechnology (Adv. Mater. 37/2012)

A wafer scale self-ordered array of high aspect ratio alumina nanopores with low porosity is obtained by anodization of aluminum. On page 5094, Margit Hanbücken, Eric Moyen, and co-workers show how the understanding of alumina pore nucleation enables the pore diameter control down to less than 10 nm. Such a material can be used as a template to fabricate sub-10 nm zero- and one-dimensional objects of a wide range of materials, meeting challenging applications in magnetic read heads or electrical DNA sequencing.

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